:::this is the way the world ends:::

Standing at the Threshold of the Fire Flower

This would have, like, cost us $1,000,000 twenty years ago.

I found vNES online today.  It’s amazing how technology has gotten us to the point where something that brought so much excitement, sleepovers at Ned’s and Adam’s homes, and persistently sore thumbs could become so mundane and compact as to be virtualized on the net.  Available now, without having to blow on cartridges — without pushing strange combinations of buttons to save that game of Zelda.  Now you can have it all (or lots of it, at least).  Er, maybe not saving games of Zelda.


I can see the folly of my youth staring me in the face.  I’m glad there’s not some cosmic timer ticking in the universe for all of the Nintendo hours I’ve put it during the course of my life. 

Now we just have to wait for the vPS1, and the virtualized copy of Masters of Teras Kasi.  Then all will have come full-circle.


  1. Shotts

    Great. I would be writing and posting my own poems, but now I have to play video games. Thanks for contributing to my life being stolen from me, Toby.


  2. Shotts


    I’m embarrassed to post this question–but why can’t I get Elevator Action to work on this system? I click it, but it doesn’t dowload. Other games seem to work–just not Elevator Action, which is the game I most want to play…

    Let me know if you have any helpful hints.


  3. J.E.

    Doesn’t work for me either.


    J. E.

  4. tobias

    Poop, doesn’t work for me….

  5. Shotts

    I was so looking forward to shooting little blips from my little blip into other little blips and making them die. And riding a blip of an elevator. Probably for the best…


  6. Shotts

    Hey, I got Elevator Action to work somehow tonight. Highly enjoyable. I spent many quarters at the Main Street Stop n’ Shop playing Elevator Action. Classic.


  7. Shotts

    So, now I’ve gone from Elevator Action to Ghosts ‘N Goblins, which as I recall used to be at Taco Tico around 1986.


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